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Hickory attorney appears in court

Area attorney Daniel Ray Green appears in court on statutory sex offense charges. The Hickory Daily Record reports Green faces two felony charges with a child 15-years-old or younger and two misdemeanor charges. Green’s attorney Lisa Dubs requested

items stolen from law enforcement vehicles

A rifle, ammunition and bulletproof vest are among items taken from Hickory Police vehicles. The Hickory Daily Record reports the SBI, along with local and federal law enforcement officials, are investigating the break-ins. Burke County Sheriff and

caldwell county man sentenced in drug case

A Grace Chapel man pleads guilty in Superior Court. The News-Topic reports Skyler Lee O’Brien was arrested in February by Hudson Police Department after he had removed his electronic monitoring device while on probation. Officers found a

man charged after weekend shooting

A Vale man is charged with shooting two Burke County women early Sunday morning. The Hickory Daily Record reports Tykevious Owan Thomas was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/inflict serious injury

Animal Shelter to close for repairs

Repairs to close Burke County Animal Shelter for repairs. The News Herald reports the shelter will be closed from  Aug. 26 through Sept. 2 so workers can clean walls and paint the interior of the facility. The

Area Manufacturer Reaches Sales Agreement

Ohio based 80 Acres Farms, which owns a manufacturing facility in Granite Falls, enters into an agreement with two international companies to sell automated hydroponic farming systems. The News-Topic reports the systems, which grow plants without soil,

High Speed Chase Results In Arrest

A Caldwell County deputy makes arrest after high-speed chase. The News-Topic reports the chase started in Sawmills and ended on Main Street in Hudson after speeds reached up to 100 mph during the brief incident.  Paul Eric